NYC

Phoenix the Play

August 14, 2014

Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix
Phoenix

Recently, James and I went to Julia Stiles’ & James Wirt’s new play, Phoenix. It’s an off broadway play at the most darling theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre. With just two actors in the whole play, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, I was very impressed! It was wonderful to see two very talented actors up close and personal performing. In an intimate theater, with nothing to hide behind, Stiles and Wirt really shined. And their chemistry was off the charts! I was entertained from start to finish and wanting more in the end. I just loved how raw and genuine it was. Overall, I was very impressed. And to top it off, I even got to meet and talk with the beautiful Ms. Stiles at the end. You can tell she is so down to earth and genuine in real life too. She has killer style and oozes coolness (is that even a word?). Basically, she is someone you want to be best friends with…for real!

If you are in the area, I highly recommend seeing Phoenix. You will love Wirt and Stiles’ performance in it. And hey, it’s even named after my hometown, so you know it’s going to be great! You can buy tickets here! Hurry before this play ends August 23rd!

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My Apartment

Walls Need Love: Chalkboard Door

July 28, 2014

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I have been wanting to paint the back of our front door with chalkboard paint for a long time, but have been hesitant since we are renters in the city. So, when I went to my friends house and saw that she had a chalkboard door that was a sticker I was so excited!! The best part was that I couldn’t even tell it was a sticker! My friend told me she bought it from Walls Need Love, a great online company that sells wall decals and vinyl wall art. Not only do they have chalkboard decals, but many many other amazing things! Check them out here!

The process was pretty easy. The only hard part was figuring out how we were going to cut the decals to properly fit our door. We ordered two 42×22 rectangle basic chalkboard decals in black. At first I didn’t think it would fit our door, but luckily we had plenty to cover the whole thing top to bottom. I love how it turned out! Here is how the process went…

This was our door before…

To start you will need to clean your door to make it easier for the decal to stick…

After you have measured your door and cut the decals to fit it proper, carefully peel the paper away from the decal and press onto surface…

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Carefully press the decal down with the rubber squeegee that comes with your order. This squeegee is very helpful, be sure to go slowly though…

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Continue adding on…

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walls need love

And then voila! You have a chalkboard door…

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walls need love
walls need love

To shop for the decals I used go here! And be sure to check out all that Walls Need Love has to offer here! You will love their company, I am so glad I found them and will be going to them for more fun things in the future!

Have a great start to your week!

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Inspiration

Alex and Ella

July 26, 2014

Today I am so excited to introduce you to a great new blog, Alex and Ella. These girls are adorable! I love the perspective that these young girls bring to the blogging world, they are such great role models and inspiration for girls everywhere.



Alexandra Chang and Ella Frey are the girls behind Alex and Ella and have been friends since they were three years old. They first bonded over their love for cupcakes (my kind of girls!) and afternoons spent at the beach. A decade later, their friendship has continued to blossom as they share mutual passions & interests, including fashion, art, literature, fitness, animals, and giving back. The Alex and Ella blog is their first project together and you have to check it out! You will just love them!

And a fun fact for you, Alexandra and I go back to my LA days when I was once her nanny! She is the cutest thing and I am so proud to see her pursing her dreams!

Check them out here! Have a great weekend everyone!

 

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